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  • 5698413039_c0985eaf6b_o “Electrifying Ale” to commemorate 60th anniversary of first electrified main line - Don Valley Railway, www.donvalleyrailway.org , the group behind plans to re-introduce passenger services to the remaining section of the Woodhead railway line on the East side of the Pennines between Stocksbridge and Sheffield,  wish to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Britain’s first electrified inter city main line between Manchester and Sheffield, which was […]
  • TMB08 Messiah V2 Steel City Brewing - Two Steel City beers are currently doing the rounds. Firstly, He's Not The Messiah is in the 'usual' Steel City style, ultra pale with 127IBU of US Magnum followed by loads of Centennial and Motueka after flame-out, and Citra & Chinook in the fermenter. Good enough for Jehovah himself! False beards not required.
  • Toolmakers Brewery - Marion is pleased to announce that she has completed (under Olie’s supervision) her first brew. It is a 4% ABV bitter style beer using Galena and Hallertauer hops.
  • Reet pale Blue Bee Brewery - Firstly bad news to report, after a hop shortage we have been unable to get hold of any Cascade hops which means we are having to let Nectar Pale take a back seat over the next couple of months.
  • wildrider Kelham Island Brewery - A returning classic and a brand new stout are on offer to Kelham fans in September.
  • The Brew Company - The Brew Company was founded in Sheffield in 2008 complimented by their brewery tap The Harlequin in 2010. But they are now about to go through a big transformation.
  • derby beer fest awards Welbeck Abbey Brewery - We all had Yellow Fever in July with the arrival of Le Tour De France in Sheffield. It was brilliant to see so many stretches of yellow banners, bunting and bicycles lining the streets of South Yorkshire, and to do our part we had limited edition bright yellow Cavendish T-shirts made.
  • Funny Luckv1 Abbeydale Brewery - Lots to get through, so little column space! Be sure to look out for some VERY special beers this month, we are really spoiling you! Let's start slowly and build up to the big ones!
  • Helga Acorn Brewery - After showcasing the New Zealand Sticklebract hop in July’s single hopped IPA its Australia’s turn for August, we have used the Helga hop which is developed from the German Hallertau Mittlefruh hop.
  • Losehill Hall Brewery - Manager Alistair Boyd (53) has set up his own brewery at Losehill Hall Youth Hostel (which is situated between Hope and Castleton and opened in February 2012 to replaced the now closed Castleton Youth Hostel) using the kit from the old Edale Brewery in Hope.

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Festivals

Steel City 40th Beer & Cider Festival

It’s our festival’s 40th birthday this year and we are looking at bringing you something special to celebrate. See the festival’s dedicated webpage for details.

Below is a guide to events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next few weeks.

Great Central Railway beer festival

Fri 19 – Sun 21 Sep

This heritage railway is based in Loughborough and the festival sees a range of around 50 real ales at Loughborough Central station and smaller bars at Quorn and Leicester North with steam trains running between them. £15 gets you all day travel on the trains and ticket holders will be admitted to the beer festival for free. If you just want to visit the beer festival entry is £3. Other attractions include live music, classic cars and traction engines.

To get there East Midlands Trains run direct from Sheffield to Loughborough Midland, it is then a short walk (or taxi ride) to Loughborough Central.

http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/beer-festival/

York CAMRA

Wed 17 – Sat 20 Sep

Hosted under canvas in the Knavesmire (buses run there from the railway station), this festival features over 400 beers and 100 ciders. Outdoor drinking area and food village features, as does live music. Discount entry for CAMRA members. Opens 5:30pm on Wednesday, midday the rest of the week. www.yorkbeerfestival.org.uk

Old Hall & Paper Mill autumn beer festival

Fri 19 – Sun 21 Sep

Hosted in the Peak District village of Whitehough, about 15 minutes walk from Chinley railway station, by two neighbouring pubs – the Old Hall Inn and the Paper Mill Inn. As well as the two pub bars, temporary festival bars are constructed in the various unique and atmospheric rooms of the Old Hall with live music, BBQ and tented seating out in the beer garden. Altogether over all the bars they expect to offer around 200 different beers and ciders. http://www.old-hall-inn.co.uk/

Keighley CAMRA beer festival

Thu 25 – Sat 27 Sep

Around 60 beers at this festival held at Central Hall. To get there from Sheffield by train change at Leeds. www.keighleybeerfestiva.org.uk

Scunthorpe CAMRA beer festival

Thu 25 – Sun 28 Sep

Hosted at the Bridge Hotel on Station Road (next to the railway station) with around 25 beers. Fast trains run from Sheffield every hour. www.scunthorpecamra.org.uk

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Awards

  • Anglers Rest DPOTY July presentations - A select crowd headed out to the Anglers Rest at Millers Dale for the presentation of our District Pub of the Year award.
  • gate troway Dronfield Pub of the Season Summer 2014 - Members of our Dronfield & District sub-branch have voted to award their Summer Pub of the Season to the Gate Inn at Troway.
  • P1020749 Pub of the Month May 2014 Presentation - The Closed shop team were presented with their winners certificate on an enjoyable evening that also featured a beer festival, games and a chip butty based buffet.

Pub News

  • 6142e2a6-7342-4962-b8f8-34df0b6282a7 White Lion, Heeley - The White Lion in Heeley, Sheffield has been chosen as the Regional Finalist (Yorkshire, The North East and Scotland) for the Great British Pub Awards 2014, a prestigious annual event that takes place nationally.
  • West End - The team from the Fox & Duck in Broomhill are taking over the West End on Glossop Road on the 28th August. There will be a short closure to allow for a little refurb and rebrand.
  • thebrewhouse The Brewhouse - Sheffield's latest craft beer bar, The Brewhouse, has now opened it's doors. Behind the Brewhouse is Mark Simmonite, who also opened Henry's next door. Mark's ethos behind the Brewhouse is to give good beer the stage it deserves - enjoyed in a modern, stylish quality environment where all feel comfortable.

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Inn Brief

  • Dronfield discounts

    The Tickled Trout, Barlow is the latest of our local pubs offering CAMRA discounts. Fot the record, these are:

    Miners @ Hundall

    Travellers Rest @ Apperknowle

    Coach and Horses

    Talbot Arms

    Jolly Farmer


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Campaign News

  • Pub heritage news - ‘Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs : Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest’  (2nd.Edition) was available at the recent CAMRA Great British Beer Festival at Olympia and is now available nationwide. The official launch is at Whitelocks, (Leeds), on 29th.August. In attendance will be the MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland. Greg is Chair of ‘Save […]
  • Champion Beer of Britain - CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competition sees a selection and judging process over almost a year, with initial county categories selected by an online vote open to all CAMRA members followed by a programme of judging in their categories at various beer festivals around the country until the finalists are judged by a blind tasting panel […]
  • Pub Matters - CAMRA has launched a new hard-hitting campaign to urge the Government to close national planning loopholes. The campaign, ‘Pubs Matter: So why can’t we have a say’, aims to give power back to local communities by ensuring planning permission is always required before the change of use or demolition of a pub. Local pubs are […]
  • Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 16.51.56 Whatpub.com - What Pub is CAMRA's national pub database website and is growing to become the first port of call to find out comprehensive information about real ale pubs in the UK.

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Other News

  • beer-master-standing-cropped Win a year’s worth of beer with our “Beer Master’s Tache” competition - This year’s Great British Beer Festival will be hosted by the BEER MASTER, who has used all of his extensive knowledge to select more than 900 of the best beers, ciders and perries from Britain and overseas.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.